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Counter Currents - 2020-09-22 - Original post - cached version

The discussion on the new education policy so far seems to have omitted the subject of text books. The quality of most text books so far is considered quite poor, especially of books in English language for English medium students… This has been going on year after year, the same mistakes are...

Dissident Voice - 2020-09-20 - Original post - cached version

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Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold
Mere anarchy is loosed up the world….
The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Counter Currents - 2020-09-17 - Original post - cached version

  (This is concluding and Part-3 of an article. ) English medium at primary school level is certainly harmful, more so to the rural and poorer masses. That is a key lesson in my life’s experiences, both as a student and as a teacher. It is being promoted by  ruling classes, more aggressively in...

Counter Currents - 2020-09-16 - Original post - cached version

by Kalu Naik and Ajit Kumar Lenka ­­­The much-awaited and ambitious ‘New Education Policy-2020’ rolled out by the NDA government under the chairmanship of former ISRO Chief K. Kasturirangan. This New Education Policy is popularly known as the Kasturirangan committee on Education Policy. This is...

Dissident Voice - 2020-09-15 - Original post - cached version

There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could...

Pass Blue - 2020-09-12 - Original post - cached version

Zuzana Caputova, the president of Slovakia, addressing the General Assembly’s 74th session, Sept. 24, 2019. This year, she is the first woman to speak at the opening session, No. 53 on the UN’s provisional list of speakers, reflecting the abysmally low number of female heads of state, 22. CIA...

Counter Currents - 2020-09-12 - Original post - cached version

   English medium at primary school level is certainly harmful, more so to the rural and poorer masses. That is a key lesson in my life’s experiences, both as a student and as a teacher. It may be useful only to the elite, including those of dalit bahujans, and to the vote bank politics of...

Kafila - 2020-09-12 - Original post - cached version

Guest post by RAJINDER CHAUDHARY राष्ट्रीय शिक्षा नीति 2020 के दो मुख्य भाग हैं, स्कूली शिक्षा और उच्च शिक्षा. हम इन दोनों क्षेत्रों का मूल्यांकन करेंगे. किसी भी नीति की तरह इस शिक्षा नीति में भी कुछ स्वागत योग्य कदम हैं, कुछ कमियाँ हैं, कुछ बातें छूट गई हैं और कुछ खतरनाक पहलू हैं. हम … Continue...

Dissident Voice - 2020-09-09 - Original post - cached version

Always tell the truth. Always take the high road. Live each day like it could be your last. Drink it in. Be adventurous, be bold, but savor it. It goes fast.
— Ben, from the movie, Captain Fantastic.

Once you drive down the road overlooking Olalla Slough...

Kafila - 2020-09-08 - Original post - cached version

This study of the National Education Policy 2020, apart from my own  analysis, draws on extensive commentary on the final document and its earlier drafts, by education policy experts and teachers, including my own union,  JNU Teachers’ Association, which undertook a detailed critique of the...

Kafila - 2020-09-08 - Original post - cached version

We are publishing below the following statement in support of and solidarity with Dr Maroona Murmu, signed by more than eighty faculty members of Presidency University, was issued yesterday.   We, the undersigned teachers of Presidency University, Kolkata, are shocked to know about the recent...

Counter Currents - 2020-09-08 - Original post - cached version

Youths and children, the most demographic dividend of any country, are equally important for the society specifically as well as for the nation-building in general. They are the impregnable pillars of any country’s social integration and economic growth. Education is treated as best mode of...

21 Century Wire - 2020-09-05 - Original post - cached version

IMAGE: This fall, US college students are “masking-up” and social distancing – all in order to protect them from ‘the virus’.

(BOSTON) – Northeastern University said Friday it has dismissed 11 freshman students for the fall semester for violating campus social distancing...

Off Guardian - 2020-09-04 - Original post - cached version

I’ve been an angry man since the age of sixteen. That was when I read Lloyd deMause’s newly-published The History of Childhood, an inquest into the realities of growing up that minced no words about society’s ingrained habit of victimizing children to serve the implacable ends of adults.

Counter Currents - 2020-09-03 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by  Peehu Pardeshi and Sandeep Pandey It is unusual for a bright young scholar like Amrendra Narayan, with a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Mississippi State University, preceded and followed by research stints at Indian Institutes of Technology at Kanpur and Mumbai, respectively, to...

David D. Friedman - 2020-09-02 - Original post - cached version

The University of California is apparently moving to abandon the use of standardized tests in admissions. That means that they are eliminating the only way in which home schooled kids, lacking the usual high school grades and teacher recommendations, can demonstrate their academic qualifications...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-31 - Original post - cached version

In India Engineering as a career has attracted alot of students in a big way & large number of aspirants who burn the midnight oil in order to crack the exam. These aspirant’s dream themselves as an engineer earning a decent package. Every year lakhs of students appear in the entrance...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-31 - Original post - cached version

Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, and Part IX.

The system of education in the US is failing at every level except for private, heavily endowed or extremely costly institutions for the wealthy and privileged. Students of all ages are...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-30 - Original post - cached version

  A friend of mine requested that I must contribute my suggestions sought by the government for the preparation of the New Education Policy (NEP). He reminded me about my elaborate critique of the report of Ambani-Birla Committee, constituted by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He added that in continuance...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-29 - Original post - cached version

Children cannot come to school. But schools can go home. CSOs working on education have urged the Odisha government to clarify mechanisms and modus-operandi of recently announced Shiksha Samparka scheme and to initiate remedial classes to bridge the learning gap among children. As per the...

Strategic Culture - 2020-08-27 - Original post - cached version


Here is a good example of how the public schools can conspire against parents to help your adolescent child turn trans. Someone who is part of a support group for parents of kids who are going through Rapid Onset Gender Disorder sent this to me. She writes:


Counter Currents - 2020-08-26 - Original post - cached version

How did factory schools develop? Why did factory school develop?  What does factory schools do? What is the relevance of factory schools today? The answers to these questions come from the history of factory schools, which reveals its immense impact not only on our educational system but also on...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-24 - Original post - cached version

 NEP(2020) sets out high ideals for quality learning indicators for ensuring inclusive and equitable education keeping in view 2030 sustainable development goals. On the basis of robust consultation with different stakeholders it aspires for a great equalizer for economically and socially...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-23 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Ashok Danavath and Sanjeev Gumpenapalli State governments and the Centre have been advancing scholarships to students from marginalised social groups so that they can pursue higher education abroad. There is tremendous enthusiasm among Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, minority and...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-21 - Original post - cached version

When the Palestinian actor Mohammed Bakri made a documentary about Jenin in 2002 – filming immediately after the Israeli army had completed rampaging through the West Bank city, leaving death and destruction in its wake – he chose an unusual narrator for the opening scene: a mute Palestinian...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-21 - Original post - cached version

Scandalous underpayment has become common fare at Australia’s universities.  An inverse relationship can be identified here: the wealthier the institution, the more likely it will short change staff and avoid coughing up the cash.  If anything is coughed up, it will be meagrely rationed.  We are...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-21 - Original post - cached version

Any conditions that compel the teacher to take note of failures rather than of healthy growth give false standards and result in distortion and perversion.

— John Dewey,1

Academic Fredrik deBoer has written a book, The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken...

Kafila - 2020-08-17 - Original post - cached version

Our Professor turned 54 on August 16, while in the custody of NIA. Prof. Hany Babu M.T. from the Department of English, University of Delhi was arrested on July 28 by the NIA in a series of ongoing harassment of academics, and activists who have been vocal against the government and its policies...

Kafila - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Guest post by JAMAL KIDWAI Agha Sahab ( Agha Ashraf Ali), passed away at the age of 94 on the 7th of  August, 2020. I was lucky to know Agha Sahab closely because of his intimate connection with Jamia Millia Islamia and our long standing family friendship. He would come down to Delhi in the …...

Strategic Culture - 2020-08-10 - Original post - cached version

It is supposed to bring us together. But it has embraced a divisive agenda.


While the identity-obsessed left peddles its white-privilege...

Kafila - 2020-08-09 - Original post - cached version

अगर हम प्रोफेसरों के पदों की बात करें तो यूजीसी के मुताबिक अनुसूचित जाति से आने वाले प्रत्याशियों के लिए आरक्षित 82.82 फीसदी पद, अनुसूचित जनजाति तबके से आने वाले तबकों के लिए आरक्षित 93.98 फीसदी पद और अन्य पिछड़ी जातियों के लिए आरक्षित 99.95 फीसदी पद आज भी खाली पड़े हैं। असोसिएट प्रोफेसर के …...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-08 - Original post - cached version

Language policy in NEP is not suitable to present context. The overemphasis of Hindi and Sanskrit in proposed three-language policy, and withdrawal of English from primary level, in National Education policy 2020 will be impacting over non-Hindi speaking states. If executed, the language burden...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-07 - Original post - cached version

Will we ever know the category-wise distribution of vice chancellors of the forty central universities located across the country? Thanks to the rules governing these universities, and those of the University Grants Commission, there is no such record. This form of “castelessness” at the top is...

Kafila - 2020-08-07 - Original post - cached version

A caste-based society will overcome legal codes that make equality the norm unless people actively bring change. Will we ever know the category-wise distribution of vice chancellors of the forty central universities located across the country? Thanks to the rules governing these universities,...

Counter Currents - 2020-08-01 - Original post - cached version

The BJP Education Policy (BEP)2020 has been formalised with a Cabinet approval on July 30, 2020. It is drafted by Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (79) the BJP’s Education Committee Chairman. He was the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He is an expert on sophisticated war...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-31 - Original post - cached version

Beware of digital education! COVID-19 may be used as a ruse to centralize power and control minds by technological elites.

Schools were created when books were not available, at least not at the mass scale as it is now. Nevertheless, they are still organized as if they responded to the...

Kafila - 2020-07-30 - Original post - cached version

  Re-reading Antonio Gramsci lately, in preparation for a webinar organized by the Dean, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad on “Gandhi, Ambedkar, Gramsci”, I was struck by an aspect of his thought that I had not really understood in all its dimensions earlier. This aspect is...

Counter Currents - 2020-07-29 - Original post - cached version

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition”, said Jacques Barzun. Rightly, did he point this out that ‘teaching’ is no more respected as a profession neither ‘teachers’ are accorded their due share of acknowledgement for the work that they do. This is not to say that...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-25 - Original post - cached version

In 2015 the Washington Post shared this observation of privately-operated charter schools by a veteran public school official:

David Hornbeck was the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools from 1976 to 1988 and the superintendent of the Philadelphia school district from 1994...

Off Guardian - 2020-07-25 - Original post - cached version

Tim Hayward Faced today with so much disinformation as we are today, how can citizens be mutually supportive in developing intelligence – intelligence being understood in all its senses, including as a capacity of individual inquirers, as a quality of publicly available understandings of the...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-20 - Original post - cached version

Any serious study of the relevant scholarly literature reveals at least four possible paths to imminent human extinction, that is, human extinction within five years: nuclear war, the climate catastrophe, the deployment of 5G, and biodiversity collapse.

Moreover, as I have documented...

Counter Currents - 2020-07-20 - Original post - cached version

As Covid 19 has created havoc all rounds, the rulers of certain countries are using it to further intensify their set agendas. The democratic freedoms are being curtailed in certain forms, the reaction to which has come in America in the form of a campaign, which is opposing “stifling” cultural...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-20 - Original post - cached version


From the macro to the micro

When it comes to stereotypes of the masses of revolutionary people, the masses have built barricades that look like forts which they hide behind, armed with guns. But if we trace the behavior of masses back far enough to pre-...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-13 - Original post - cached version

You’ve got to start thinking about this as an ecosystem. All these plantations might as well be growing corn. But if you want clean water, salmon, wildlife, and high-quality lumber, you’ve got to have a forest.
— Mike Fay, a Wildlife Conservation Society biologist and National...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-10 - Original post - cached version

As a Marxist agitator and lowlife who wants to, as Trump puts it in a recent teleprompted fascist address, “tear down our statues, erase our history, and indoctrinate our children” I feel obliged to make some remarks–to all the impressionable children of the world–about the moron...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-06 - Original post - cached version

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. — Maximilien Robespierre

The ongoing series of protests, riots and unrest following the death of George Floyd culminated...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-02 - Original post - cached version

The European Union now excludes travelers from the COVID-ridden U.S., but welcomes those from the virtually COVID-free Cuba. Cuba, the country that sends doctors and infectious disease specialists around the world to fight the pandemic, the country the U.S. has held in contempt for 60 years,...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version

“For more than twenty years, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt has been warning the American people of the New World Order stratagem to overthrow democratically elected school boards with public-private partnerships between the federal government and globalist corporations. In this volume, John...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-28 - Original post - cached version

The not-so-subtle purpose of compulsory schooling is to ensure a populace subservient to the status quo which primarily serves the ruling class. What we call education is derived from a Prussian model designed to reward individuals based on how well they stay in line and do as they’re told...

The Conscious Resistance - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version

With all the changes coming up because of COVID-19, the “new normal” of what public schools will be like has many parents searching for alternatives. In this video John Bush explores the various options parents have with a focus on unschooling, homeschooling, and private schools. He also shares...


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